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Annie Mac is Radio 1′s Queen of dance music. On Friday nights from 7pm-9pm over 1 million listeners tune in to hear Annie kick-start the weekend with her dazzling selection of the best new dance music. Annie then heads back to Radio 1 towers again on Sunday nights to provide the wind down soundtrack to the end of the nation’s big weekend. Her 10pm -12am ‘Musical Hot Water Bottle’ slot is known for soothing listeners’ ears with a rich selection of brand new music that leans to the more mellower side of Annie’s musical taste.
Annie’s disarming friendliness, and discerning knack for championing new music’s crème de la crème, has earned her a diverse and trusting fan base. It’s a fan base that not only listens to her radio show, but is also willing to travel far and wide to see her DJ live at some of the best clubs and festivals on the international dance music circuit. Over the past year alone her popularity as a DJ has led her to a main stage slot at Global Gathering, a coveted DJ set alongside Fat Boy Slim at the Amex Stadium, a whirlwind tour of Australia to play Stereosonic Festival and a nationally broadcasted midnight DJ set for Channel 4′s New Year’s Eve ‘House Party’.
On top of her hugely successful radio shows and live DJ career, Annie has also established her own much-loved events brand Annie Mac Presents, known to fans as the aptly abbreviated ‘AMP’. The concept, which features fresh and exciting line-ups that Annie personally curates, has grown from humble roots in the small third room of London’s Fabric club into a formidable force in the world of dance music. AMP is now a global events brand hosting stages at major international festivals and clubs including Bestival, Creamfields, Miami’s Ultra Music Festival, London’s Lovebox, a 2,500 year old fort at Dalt Vila in Ibiza and a long-standing residency at Camden’s KOKO.
A lot has been said about Magnetic Man, the trio made up of dubstep’s leading lights Skream, Benga and Artwork. It was Artwork who penned the dubstep anthem Red, a tune so ahead of its time the genre didn’t yet have a name. He began to mentor two errant teenagers – Benga and Skream, the latter’s remix of La Roux’s In For The Kill giving dubstep a worldwide audience. Having created a genre of music that has taken hold of youth culture in Britain, anticipation has been building to fever pitch as the band set about unleashing onto the world their debut album.
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"Magnetic Man live up to the hype with their mash-up of techno and dubstep" Daily Star (Kim Dawson's Playlist)
"[Combine] the brooding, epic, electronic anthems...then the brain-scrambling bangers with waves of bass and intricate beats...with the retina-scorching light show that accompanies the lads' efforts...and you have a compelling, unique and disorientating new outfit. But not for the faint-hearted." The Sun
Blackhouse Restaurant & Bar (Seafood & Steak)
31-33 East Parade Leeds, LS1 5PS.
Blackhouse has a wide ranging menu but is well known for specializing in seafood & steak. It’s a modern restaurant with bare brick walls and warehouse chic style lighting.
Chino Latinos (Modern Pan Asian)
Boar Lane, City Square, Leeds, LS1 5NS.
escobar Cantina (Mexican)
23 - 25 Great George Street
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